On September 22, 2016, 30 middle school girls from all over the Triangle area visited Biogen, one of North Carolina’s largest independent biotechnology companies.
The girls first gathered in Biogen’s Community Lab to conduct a hands-on chromatography experiment. Using real-world laboratory equipment and techniques, they separated purple Kool-Aid into its red and blue components, all while hearing instruction and advice from world-class female scientists and laboratory managers.
The experiment was followed by tours of the stability, microbiology, and manufacturing areas during which the girls learned about how Biogen discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological, autoimmune, and rare diseases.
The event ended with a pizza party where the students and Biogen professionals chatted about careers in an informal setting.
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